14 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Wendouree and Spas & Wellness. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Pimpernel Vineyards (in Coldstream), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey website .

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, things will get much colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Lake Wendouree, Eastern Beach Reserve, Healesville Sanctuary, Pimpernel Vineyards
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Burley Griffin and Cockington Green. Bring the kids along to National Zoo and Aquarium and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, explore the striking landscape at National Rock Garden, and appreciate the history behind Rats of Tobruk Memorial.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Zoo and Aquarium ©
National Zoo and Aquarium

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jenolan Caves and Sydney Observatory. Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Watt Park, take a stroll through The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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